Ayurveda: The Power Of Body And Mind

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Researchers have traced Ayurveda back to the old Indian civilization that was believed to be a thousand-year-old system of herbal and natural healing.  The origin of the word “Ayurveda” is known to be a part of the Sanskrit language, “Ayur” which means life and “Veda” for knowledge or science.  In short, it is ancient wisdom described to help folks become vibrant and healthy as they come to the understanding of their full potential as human beings.

The Ayurvedic Body Type

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When the human body is in a healthy state, it brings out certain qualities. In western understanding, Ayurveda is tailored according to an individual’s biological variances. Same with the basic sciences, it also has three classifications of body types known as ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.

Ectomorphs are people who have less mass in the body, built-in with small bones, a thinner body.

Mesomorphic people have a certain amount of mass in the body, which are often characterized as having medium structured body bones, voluminous than the ectomorphs.

The most massive body structure is that of the endomorph, those people who possess big bodies.


Ayurveda understands that these three body compositions, however, don’t define how healthy you are.  Whatever the structure of your body, it will depend solely on the quality of your life. According to Ayurveda, health is the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda focuses on prevention, believing that disease occurs when the body is imbalanced, when the mind is under stress or when it is oppressed.


Balance In Mind, Body, And Spirit Is A Key To Health

Ayurveda understands that there are no separations between the mind and body; in fact, they are intertwined. Ayurveda has instilled in the ancient healing practice that there are no two people exactly alike. It’s up to each of us to determine our unique nature and understand that in every given moment we are in a condition of balance or imbalance, which changes body compositions, that possible illness may follow. As you practice Ayurveda, you become your own research scientist, and so we begin this journey following the eyes of Ayurveda and explore ways on how Ayurveda balances oneself – his health and wellbeing.


Ways Of Ayurveda

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Ayurveda practices are all-natural. It includes foods that can bring subtle vital energies and other elements that produce significant effects and properties extracted through herbs.


Herbal healing of Ayurveda benefits all of its practitioners to diseases like gastrointestinal diseases, cardiac disorders, respiratory diseases, joint problems and many more. You can even incorporate the minerals found in Ayurvedic herbs in treating many known medical conditions today.


People can use herbs in many possible ways.  It can be eaten, put on the skin and even used as aromatherapy. It is believed that ayurvedic herbs capture solar energy and convert them to human nutrients that we can digest for regeneration.


Incorporating Ayurveda in your life is not that complex. It can be anything from your daily task, like abhyanga, a type of ayurvedic ritual of self-massage usually induced by putting oil all over the body.


Some practices also include little things such as rising with the sun.  India practitioners say that living with the rhythm of the sun will bring us passionately in touch with nature and be in flow with good vibrations for lesser negative energies in the body.


Modern science is trying to demystify Ayurveda. They treat every ancient wisdom seriously and with so much respect as they know that our ancestors are endowed with the knowledge that our modern times is finding hard to decipher.


Our modern society may still take some time to accept the wisdom of Ayurveda despite claims by some who have experienced encouraging results gaining the power of body and mind.  They successfully benefit despite very least efforts because they don’t force anything, but instead let its natural healing progress without doing much, just like how flowers don’t try to bloom. They naturally blossom as nature takes its course.